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Telltale Signs of Thyroid Issues

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Telltale Signs of Thyroid Issues

Warning Signs of Thyroid Issues

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland found in your neck, right above your collarbone. As one of your endocrine glands, the thyroid is responsible for making hormones. From your heart rate to your metabolism, the hormones produced by your thyroid impact a variety of bodily functions.

In light of Thyroid Awareness Month, the health experts at Parrish Healthcare are here to outline common signs and symptoms that may suggest a thyroid issue.

Types of Thyroid Conditions

Health issues that can affect the thyroid include:

  • Hyperthyroidism: the thyroid is overproducing hormones.
  • Hypothyroidism: the thyroid is underproducing hormones.
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules: growths on the thyroid.
  • Thyroiditis: swelling of the thyroid.
  • Goiter: enlarged thyroid gland.

Signs & Symptoms to Look Out For

Although symptoms of thyroid issues may vary depending on the actual issue at hand, some commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Feeling abnormally cold.
  • Constipation.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Distressing emotions like anxiety and depression,
  • Orthopedic pain.
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain.
  • Feeling tired.
  • Thinning hair.
  • Dry skin.
  • A puffy or swollen face.
  • Heavier or lighter periods than usual.
  • Eating more than usual.
  • Irregularly fast heartbeat.
  • Irritability.
  • Sleeping issues.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Changes in your eyes such as bulging or irritation.
  • Trembling hands.

It is also important to keep in mind that some thyroid problems may not cause any symptoms at all.

Primary Care in Titusville

When it comes to supporting your health, it is important to find a family care doctor you can trust. The family doctors at Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine treat patients throughout all stages of your life, providing you with the insight, resources, and preventative care you need to live happily and healthily.

Whether you’re in need of a regular checkup or you have a health concern, contact Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine to schedule your next visit.